The Ephemeral River

The Ephemeral River (dancing, speaking, singing, laughing)

A Global Nomadic Art Project

The UK Global Nomadic Art Project takes place in the UK from June 9 to June 18, 2018.

GNAP UK is different from other GNAPs in that it takes place entirely within the spectacular 1200-acre estate at Dartington Hall; it marks the launch of CCANW’s new Art+Science programme, a new three-year long programme of exhibitions and activities which reflects our growing engagement with transdisciplinary and international working.

In this programme we will be working with a number of international partners, but in this context our emerging relationship with the National Institute of Science and Technology (within the context of the Science Walden project) and with the Korean Environment Institute on the development of a new Museum of Art and Ecology near Seoul are particularly pertinent.

GNAP UK has a particular focus on river systems, and is followed by an international symposium ‘Liquidscapes’ at Dartington from June 20-22 2018. As its name suggests, the River Dart wraps around and provides a focal point within the Dartington estate – the river will become a site for exploration and interrogation by artists and other invited specialists with expertise in river systems and water ecologies.

The event lasts for nine days and include a smaller group of artists and people from other disciplines. The event has a working title of The ephemeral river (dancing, speaking, singing, laughing)

Our intention is to create a more focussed context in which to provide opportunities for artists and other experts from a wide range of cultures to collaborate and experiment with ideas around a particular theme.